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Boxing News

Abraham: I just have to win

Photo by Photo Wende

Arthur Abraham’s (34-3, 27 KOs) big night is getting closer. On August 25 he will take on the reigning WBO Super-Middleweight World Champion Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KOs) at the o2 World Berlin, Germany. After several setbacks in the past many experts believe that this could be his last chance to fulfil his dream of becoming a world champion in this division.

The 32-year-old is currently in Kienbaum, Germany to find the perfect setup for the fight night but took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions. (more…)



August 15th, 2012



Boxing News

Sillakh returns in Kiev

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Returning from his upset loss to Russian Denis Grachev, former NABF light heavyweight champion Ismayl Sillakh (17-1, 14 KOs) returns to the ring on August 19 at the Club Sportlife in Kiev, Ukraine. Ismail is debuting as a cruiserweight and his opponent will be journeyman Igor Pylypenko (3-12, 0 KOs). In preparation for the fight, Sillakh trained at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. This will be the first fight for Sillakh in Ukraine. The fight will take place on the undercard of WBC International Silver cruiserweight champion Dmytro Kucher (17-0, 13 KOs) against former EBU (European) cruiserweight Jean Marc Monrose (25-5, 15 KOs).



August 15th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from the Philippines

Vincent Palicte 117.5 vs. Frederix Rodriguez 117
(WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight championship)
Adones Cabalquinto 141.5 vs. Jaypee Ignacio 141
Jerwin Ancajas 115.5 vs. John Paul Bautista 116
Aston Palicte 113.5 vs. Mark Joseph Costa 114
Joebert Alvarez 110 vs. Albert Alcoy 113.5
Jerson Luzarito 104 vs. Marzon Cabilla 105
Michael Dasmarinas 110.5 vs. Nelson Zabala 110
Carleans Rivas 111 vs. Christine Latube 110
Jessebelle Pagaduan 105.5 vs. Lady Love Sampiton 103
Eric Pansa 115.5 vs. Michael Bersaga 116.5

Venue: Mandaluyong City Gymnasium, Philippines
Promoter: Joven Sports Promotion
Television: GMA TV Network (Philippines)



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Barros ready for Salgado

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Diario Uno-Arg

Argentinian WBA former featherweight world champion Jonathan Barros already in Puebla, Mexico with his trainer Ricardo Bracamonte and his assistant Juan Carlos Azcurra. On Saturday Barros fights for the IBF super featherweight world title against current champ Juan Carlos Salgado at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in this city. “It will be a difficult bout. I’m fighting in a higher weight category than mine, but I hope to win the title. I learned a lot after having faced Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and I think those experiences have given me more confidence in my career. We’ve had a good preperation and whatever the result it’ll be a good fight….I want to be world champion. It’s a great challenge and I’m here for my family,” said Barros.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about September 1st showdown with WBA champion Felix Sturm. Geale demonstrated that he is in great shape after the interview when he had a solid ten round sparring session with Sakio Bika and Ben McCulloch that featured savage toe-to-toe exchanges that showed the IBF champion in outstanding form.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Abril to face Bogere?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is lightweight Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs) could return on October 13 to defend his WBA crown against unbeaten Sharif Bogere (23-0, 15 KOs) in Las Vegas. It would be April’s first fight since losing a controversial split decision against former champion Brandon Rios in April. The WBA officially announced that Abril would be allowed to keep his interim title, despite the loss to Rios, who didn’t make weight for the fight. Abril was later elevated to WBA regular champion. Previously it was thought that April would be defending against Gavin Rees, who is now being mentioned as a possible opponent for former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Five Undefeated Fighters Headline Fight Club OC

Five undefeated fighters, including 9-0 heavyweight Alex Flores, who is rated #37 in the world by the WBC, will step into the ring at this Thursday’s Fight Club OC in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. The six bout card promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions may be the company’s best matched card of the year and some tickets still remain for the 7:30pm show. In one of the featured bouts of the night, top heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores will take is perfect 9-0 record with 7 knockouts into his toughest bout of his young career, when he meets 10-4 Las Vegas product Henry Namauu. Namauu who is a former football player at UNLV has scored 5 knockout wins, so this eight round bout should see fireworks. Flores, who just turned 22 years of age on August 9th, received a nice birthday present, as the latest WBC rating came out last week and he moved ahead of 2008 US Olympian Deontay Wilder and is now rated the 37th best heavyweight in the world. (more…)



August 15th, 2012

UFC

Saffiedine closing in on 170-pound gold

At the Team Quest gym in Temecula, California, where Strikeforce welterweight Tarec Saffiedine is preparing for his Saturday bout against Roger Bowling with his organizational stablemates Ovince St. Preux and Keith Berry, as well as number one UFC light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson, the Brussels native has one important thing to say about himself and the aforementioned team . .. Click more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world super middleweight challenger Sakio Bika challenges former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing Result

St. John defeats Martin, both retire

By Steve Cummings at ringside
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

In a clash of female ring legends, Mia St. John (46-11-2, 18 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Coal Miner’s Daughter Christy Martin (49-7-3, 31 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Table Mountain Casino on Friant, California. Mia, 45, was more than willing to brawl with Christy, 44, beating her to the punch and landing most the clean shots. Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 97-93. St. John claimed the vacant WBC female super welterweight title with the win. After the fight, both ladies announced their retirement. More photos…



August 15th, 2012




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